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ICOPA 13 Belfast

ICOPA 13 - Call for papers
Abolition, Reform and the Politics of Global Incarceration
23-25 June 2010

Queen's University
Belfast 

 


21-22 June Irish Criminology Conference
23-25 June ICOPA 13
26 June Day Trip for those still around!

ICOPA 13

Abolition, Reform and the Politics of Global Incarceration


23-25 June 2010

Queen's University
Belfast 


CALL FOR PAPERS

The 13th International Conference on Penal Abolition will be held in Belfast at a defining moment regarding the devolution of Policing and Justice to the recently constituted Northern Ireland Assembly. A decade on from the release of political prisoners under the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, Northern Ireland’s prisons are under continuing criticism. We invite international papers, art, film, policy proposals, reports and posters on any aspect of the generic theme from researchers, activists, prisoners and former prisoners on penal abolition at a time dominated by reformist discourses about ‘healthy prisons’ alongside global expansion of incarceration in prisons, special hospitals and other places of detention. Individuals and groups can offer sessions/ panels in diverse formats. Current and former prisoners unable to attend, please contact us to enable presentations by proxy.

The Conference will be held at the University and in the community. We will provide a range of options for people to book directly with local hotels and hostels and endeavour to accommodate former prisoners.

ICOPA 13 will also acknowledge the life and work of Louk Hulsman who died in 2009:

“Abolition of criminal justice is that you abolish that in yourself, in the same way we are doing with racism and in the same way we are doing that with gender differences …You abolish criminal justice in yourself … Abolishing means that you will not anymore talk that language. And if you do not talk that language anymore then you see other things.”

Submission of Abstracts

Deaglan Coyle
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0044 28 9097 3472


Please circulate this Call for Papers. Please note that the Irish Criminology Conference will be also in Belfast on the two days before ICOPA 13

21-22 June Irish Criminology Conference
23-25 June ICOPA 13
26 June Day Trip for those still around!

Professor Phil Scraton PhD
Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Queen's University
Belfast

 

 

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